Spencer Kaufman is the Editor-in-Chief of Loudwire. He grew up playing stickball and basketball in Brooklyn, N.Y., before graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communication Arts. He has been a professional music journalist for more than a decade in New York City. He digs punk, hardcore and industrial music, and fondly remembers the time Iggy Pop landed on him after a stage dive. His favorite movie is 'Taxi Driver' and he once played in a fictional college band called the Raging De Niros.
Loudwire Music Festival Launches Public Onsale for Various Ticket Packages
Linkin Park are headlining one of the nights of the three-day 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, set to take place June 26-28 in Grand Junction, Colo.
Marilyn Manson’s New Album ‘The Pale Emperor’ To Arrive in January
Marilyn Manson fans, rejoice! The title, track list and apparent artwork of the Antichrist Superstar's upcoming album have been unveiled.
Black Veil Brides on Band’s Evolution, Relationship With Fans + More
Black Veil Brides are back with a new self-titled album, which recently landed at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Murder-for-Hire Charges Against AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Have Been Dropped
The shocking murder-for-hire charges against AC/DC's Phil Rudd have now been dropped due to "insufficient evidence."
Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix ‘Incredibly Sorry’ for Wayne Static Comments
Like many figures in the rock and metal world, Jacoby Shaddix was quick to react to the shocking news that Wayne Statichad passed away over the weekend.
AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Charged With ‘Attempting to Procure a Murder’
Absolutely shocking news coming out of New Zealand, where AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is being charged with attempting to procure a murder.
Papa Roach + Seether Announce Co-Headlining 2015 U.S. Tour
Two of rock's powerhouse bands are teaming up to co-headline a U.S. trek in early 2015.
Wayne Static Death: Rockers React
Many rock and metal musicians have reacted to the death of Wayne Static via social media.
Wayne Static Dead at 48
We're shocked and saddened to report that Wayne Static has died at the age of 48.
Saving Abel, ‘Blood Stained Revolution’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
Just in time for Halloween, Saving Abel are premiering their video for 'Blood Stained Revolution' right here at Loudwire.
Halloween Stories: Buckcherry, Five Finger Death Punch, Flyleaf + Unlocking the Truth
Halloween can make for some interesting stories, whether they be frightening, funny or fascinating.
Slash Shares His Scariest + Silliest Halloween Experiences
When your name is Slash, you probably have a good Halloween story or two. And we were lucky enough to have the guitarist tell us a couple of Halloween gems.